Toward a National Health Information Infrastructure: A Key Strategy for Improving Quality in Long-Term Care. B. Selection of Study Focus Areas


The three conditions on which the study focused were selected because these conditions are frequently used in constructing measures of nursing home quality. However, quality measures for each of these conditions presents a slightly different documentation challenge that relates to whether the condition is directly observable or not, the type of clinical data required, and the number of persons involved in recording relevant data in the record. The rationale for selecting these three conditions was, in part, based on the following:

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